Bradypodion caffrum

KINGDOM: Animalia (animals)

   PHYLUM: Cordata (chordates)

      CLASS: Reptilia (reptiles)

          ORDER: Squamata (scaled reptiles)

              FAMILIES: snakes, warm lizards, lizards

                    LIZARD SUBFAMILY: Sauria

                        SAURIA INFRAORDER: 

                           Anguimorpha (angid); Gekkota (gecko); Iguania (iguana); Scincomorpha (skink)

                               IGUANIA DIVISIONS: 

                                   Agamids; Iguanids; Chameleonids

                                     CHAMAELEONIDAE FAMILY:

                                         Subfamily Chamaeleoninae (True Chameleons)

                                             Genus Bradypodion ("slow-footed")

Bradypodion caffrum


E. Cape Province

South Africa (RSA)




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Common Name: Boettger's Dwarf Chameleon
Name Translation: none
Synonyms: Chamaeleo pumilus caffer
Discovered: Boettger, 1889
Size: small  12 cm or 5 inches
Sexual Dimorphism: unknown
Parity: ovoviviparous
Description: Has larger scales in lateral rows along its flanks, smaller overlapping gular lobes. The dorsal crest consists of large compressed tubercles down through the tail in males. There is also an irregular stripe running laterally on the body. Colors displayed are brown, olive, yellowish white.
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